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By jiriki
#67243 I'm super noob with Arduino, but a prof has some working uses of the ESP8266 chip for various sensor needs we have, but we have a need to connect to a WPA2-Ent. network that uses username/password authentication. Due to policy restrictions, we are not allowed to setup our own wifi networks and must use what's in place.

@igrr has pushed this scenario on several posts and it seems that at least a few have been successful, but it hinges on using the v2 of the SDK. @igrr solution also posted solution to utilize it ( seems to my noob eyes to be Linux based, cloning a forked git release and then manually recompiling with Python and then, as mentioned here ( you have to manually edit a compiled file.

There also seems to be some dropped hints that on Windows the tools are located in a different path (%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\esp8266) and may require modifications to the make file or moving of files post compile... just a bit too green to get it all straightened out.

Wondering if someone has a better set of steps recorded to get the v2 SDK loaded/usable via the Arduino IDE on a Windows system.

... or if there is an alternative Arduino chip I should be looking at that supports WPA-2 Ent. on officially supported code release.

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By jiriki
atexit8 wrote:

A bit more involved than I understood; a full chip flash. I took @igrr instructions as needing to just update the source files and binaries the IDE used to compile the code before loading. I also am using the ESP8266 chip on a LoLin NodeMcu V3, so I'll have to look up how the process for it differs rather than the isolated chip (ESP-01) used in the link. Thanks for the directional point.